n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Head Office for the Department of Environmental Affairs : projects : technical excellence category

Volume 23, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



This project, the new headquarters for the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in Pretoria, includes the design and construction of the building, as well as the operation of the facility for 25 years. It involves the construction of a three storey office building including basement parking, ministerial suites, and conference facilities with landscaped cafeteria areas totalling 44 539 m2. It takes into account energy-reducing measures and state-of the-art building management systems to maintain a maximum overall energy consumption of 115 kWh/p/annum. The building was awarded a 6-Star Green Star Rating - the highest ever rating for any office building in South Africa.

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